Michael Leone on 11 Sep 2009 06:01:12 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Quicken alternative?

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:15 AM, JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org> wrote:

> I've looked at GNUCash and I like it, except it can't print more than a
> single check at a time, which is a show stopper for us.  (LONG-standing
> bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=328936)

I use GNUCash, but on WinXP..GNUCash apparently has all of 1 (serious)
developer at the moment, according to the mailing list, so I wouldn't
expect your bug to be fixed anytime soon ...

I occasionally download transactions from Citizens (in OFX format),
and GNUCash imports them just fine. It will also keep track of stocks
and investments, but according to the mailing list, that's constantly
broke. (it depend on some Perl module, which gets the info from Yahoo,
and since Yahoo changes the format constantly, the Perl module breaks
all the time. And so GNUCash breaks, too, at least for stocks.
Regardless that it's really Yahoo's fault, it means that GNUCash's
facility to keep tracks of the value of investment portfolio is
unstable, at best. That doesn't affect me, since I don't use GNUCash
for that, but every week, there are posts about how that doesn't work
for someone. Dunno if that might be a consideration for you).

There's online services - Mint.com, and an online Quicken service,
too. That should make them cross-platform. Dunno how good the check
support is, tho.
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